Recruiting Research BlogBest Practices in Executive Search Research and Candidate Sourcing
Welcome to the Intellerati Blog. We are an executive search research and recruiting sourcing practice committed to fixing what is broken about recruiting. Recruiting your next top executive or technologist shouldn’t have to be that hard. And honestly, we know that it doesn’t have to be. All we need to do is make executive search smarter. Because smarter is better.
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Intellerati advocates for an information-rich, data-driven, mindful approach to executive recruiting. It is the right thing to do and it is time. Founded by an award-winning investigative reporter and TV journalist, we have witnessed the power of information and it is beautiful to behold. It holds the potential to transform recruiting as we know it. We believe executive search models should be updated. We believe conflicts of interest should be banished. We believe recruiting research and sourcing needs a serious upgrade.
We are not a traditional executive search firm or recruiting research practice. (That wouldn’t be very fun or interesting.) So if you’re longing for the same-old-same-old, walk on by. But if you’re seeking new executive recruiting ideas, talent acquisition perspectives, and new ways of doing things — we’d enjoy beginning a conversation with you here. We invite your comments. We really do care what you think. While we are pretty serious research experts, we will forever remain students and are interested to learn from you as you learn from us.
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Secret LinkedIn Filters Disappearing LinkedIn Filters It is not easy to find the people you want on LinkedIn. That is by design. As LinkedIn has monetized its offering, users have seen incredibly useful search filters disappear from sight. Due to that limitation,...read more
Using LinkedIn to Recruit Executives Unlike many heads of executive recruiting firms, I am not a LinkedIn denier. LinkedIn is a tool -- a useful one -- that can be deployed to help recruit candidates to any company. Undoubtedly it has helped to fill a good many...read more
Why Headhunters Fail Most headhunters are not candidate sourcing or recruiting research experts. Headhunters would rather focus on "more important" things like reeling in the next client. There's a reason. Headhunter compensation is closely tied to how much business...read more
Passive Candidate Sourcing with the Federal Election Commission Database by Krista Bradford (Originally published on ERE.net Jun 7, 2002) Whenever I am working on a search, I try to identify candidates by using unusual sources of information. I’ve come to appreciate...read more
How Low Can You Go? In social networking circles, a low LinkedIn member ID number gives you street cred. Because LinkedIn numbers its users sequentially. the lower the member ID, the longer you've called LinkedIn your business networking home. Of course that raises...read more
Why Name Gen is So Not Recruiting Research The recruiting industry, as a whole, uses the terms "recruitment research" and "name generation" interchangeably, as if they were synonyms. Yet it appears the industry has not bothered to look up the word "research" in...read more
HR thoughtleader and ERE columnist Dr. John Sullivan recently came out with a list of the dumbest things recruiters do, asking readers to choose their top five from a list of thirty. (Today, he reported the results of that survey.) Those lacking a sense of humor may...read more
With Candidate Mapping, You Never Get Lost Candidate mapping -- tracing the reporting relationships of prospective candidates you identify -- is a powerful way to bulletproof talent acquisition. When you map specific teams at target...read more
Passive Candidate Data: Sourcing Deep Data is Best Passive candidate sourcing for candidates is difficult for corporate recruiting teams to scale. The passive candidate data is shallow. It rarely provides the depth of information needed to determine whether a...read more
Preemptive calibration, also known as pre-referencing, is common practice in senior executive search, one that sourcing teams should emulate. When was the last time you included a step in your candidate sourcing process to determine which...read more